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The Power of 1%

  1 by 1 by 1 By increasing the amount you save by a mere 1% every year, you could quadruple your nest egg. Here's how:Bank on this Let's say you make $60,000 a year, and that you're saving 5% of your income. Let's also assume you have $14,000 in...

A Bride Offers Guests Savings

When we requested money-saving tips for wedding guests, we didn't expect to hear from... a bride! But like many practical women, this reader believes in creative thinking—especially when guests can't afford $150 place settings, and there are more...

To Coupon or Not?

From CouponMom to Groupon, coupons have never been hotter. At first glance, the pile of circulars advertising "Buy 10, Get 12 FREE fruit roll-ups" may not seem so appealing (especially if you never planned to buy fruit roll ups in the first...

Reader Stressed About $120K Stash

Manisha Thakor is a personal finance expert for women.Q: Help! I'm about to graduate from college and head to veterinary school, but I'm living paycheck to paycheck—even though I have $120,000 stashed away. It's my house fund and I refuse to...

Women and Wealth—Imagine What's Possible

What if you woke up one day and women controlled most of the economy and financial sector? What would that mean for women personally? How would greater female wealth change politics and policy—our families and futures? Start banking on it now....

In Response to Yesterday's Comments About Haggling

  Thank you for your many candid responses to yesterday's post on haggling. It got us thinking: about the issues that face small, skill-based businesses; about the reason for negotiating; about the challenge of pricing one's goods or services....

Make Haggling a Habit

License to bargain Most people assume that bargaining should be limited to homes, cars and silly tchotchkes you buy on vacation. Noooooo, say expert hagglers. When it comes to haggling, everything and anything is fair game—from flat screen TVs to...

Hers vs. His Retirement

Survey says... Although working women are just as likely as men to save for retirement, they're less confident about their ability to plan—and more uncertain about how much income they'll need, according to a recent survey by the Employee...

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